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NEWS & EVENTS

NEW MASTER MASONS

The December - January 2017 Bulletin PDF is now available.

 

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MAKING GOOD MEN BETTER

MASONIC INTERESTS & EVENTS

What is Freemasonry?

It is the oldest, largest and most prestigious fraternity in the world. We are like a civic club, a charitable institution and a fraternity – all rolled into one.

 

We're like a civic club in that we do a large number of community and statewide projects. We're like a charity in that we support many worthwhile causes. But mainly we are a fraternity of men doing good things for each other, and bringing men of good morals and ethics together in our community.

 

What is the Mission of Freemasonry?

To promote a way of life that binds like-minded men in a worldwide brotherhood that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences. To teach the great principles of brotherly and love, relief truth. And to give outward expression of these things through fellowship, compassion and concern, finding ways to serve G-d, family, country, neighbors and self.

 

What Do Masons Do?

The most important thing we do is take care of each other and our families. We are a fraternity. That means we help other Masons, treat them in special ways, support them no matter where they live, and build friendships all over the world. Not very many organizations do that today. And we help others. That is why we give almost $2 million a day to charity, and most of our money goes to help kids. We rank among the top 10 best-liked charitable groups in America. Yet we also teach leadership skills and help men lead an ethics-based life. We promote good relationships and strong family values. We try to do something to strengthen the family unit every day.

 

What do you get out of it?

A great amount of pride. A sense of belonging to an organization that exists all over the world. Being part of a great heritage. Sharing an identity with the great men of the past – and of today. Sharing a special bond with men from all walks of life, and creating life-long friendships with them. Being a member of an organization that believes in toleration – that lets each man think for himself and express his own opinions, without worrying about being wrong.

OFFICERS MESSAGES FOR DECEMBER / JANUARY

NEWS & EVENTS

  • HOME LODGE EVENTS

  • DUES INFORMATION

    HOME LODGE DUES INFORMATION

    Our dues for 2017 are $97.00 per member, due on or by the 1st day of January. If you are not at the very least in possession of a 2016 dues card (haven’t paid your dues for 2016) we will be sending you a notice of possible suspension, beginning in March. If you have not paid your dues in arrears or made proper arrangements, we will be suspending you in May of 2017. Many brethren have asked what that means. It means this, if you are suspended for nonpayment of dues, your name will be read in lodge the night you are suspended, the other Masonic bodies will be notified of your suspension (per the CMC) and you will become suspended in those bodies as well until you are back in good standing with your blue lodge. Bringing yourself back into good standing involves the following process-you must pay your dues in arrears, then you are put up to a vote of the brethren for reinstatement, then the other bodies are notified upon your reinstatement.

     

    Yearly Dues & Petition Fees

    Dues for the 2016 term are: $97.00

    Petitions for membership are: $425.00

    Petitions for affiliation are: $130.00

    Petitions for out of state affiliation are: $285.00

     

    Lifetime Membership

    ANY MEMBER OF HOME LODGE TO PAY THE PRORATED FEES AS PRESCRIBED IN
    THE MASONIC GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA F. & A. M.’s MASONIC CODE: 27020

     

    The following is the fee schedule for the year 2016:

     

    Under the age of 49 is 21 times the annual dues: $1,974.00

    50 to 54 is 19 times the annual dues: $1,786.00

    55 to 59 is 17 times the annual dues: $1,598.00

    60 to 64 is 14 times the annual dues: $1,316.00

    65 and older is 11 times the annual dues: $1,034.00

  • IN MEMORIAM

    IN MEMORIAM

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Worshipful José A. Fiss, P.M.

     

    Wor. Jose Fiss was Master of Home Lodge in 2009, Master of Panamericana Lodge 513 in 2004 and Master of Van Nuys Lodge 450 in 1994. He also served as Junior Warden and Senior Warden for both Home Lodge and Van Nuys Lodge and was the recipient of the Hiram Award in October of 2012. He was also the Most Illustrious Grand Master of Cryptic Masons of California.

     

    Passed: November 21, 2016

    Laid to Rest: November 29, 2016

     

    Soft and Safe to Thee My Brother be Thy Resting Place!

    Bright and Glorious be Thy Rising From it!

    Let the Altar and Working Tools be Draped and the
    Mourning be Observed. May Our Heavenly Father

    Have You in His Holy Keeping!

  • CANDIDATES COACHING

    CANDIDATES COACHING

     

    Wednesday night is Lodge Night. Wednesday night is, COACHING NIGHT.

    Proficiency coaching is available to all EAs, FCs and MMs
    from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Please contact Wor. Steve Varsam P.M. at (818) 515-0093 for more information.

  • GIVE THE GIFT OF A LIFETIME

    As a California Mason, you are committed to the enduring health and relevance of this great organization. Our fraternity champions public education and provides industry-leading care for vulnerable seniors and families, and we are engaged community leaders. Making a legacy gift to our Masonic charities changes lives.

     

    A ‘planned’ gift, or ‘legacy’ gift, can help you achieve your personal, financial, and estate planning goals. For example, a legacy gift can provide the donor with an income for life as well as a charitable income tax deduction, and make a profound difference in Masonry.

     

    What is the Cornerstone Society?

    The Cornerstone Society is reserved for those Masons who choose to include the Masonic charities in their estate plans.

     

    The simplest way to become a Cornerstone Society member is through a bequest. But there are a variety of giving options available, such as trusts and charitable gift annuities. The method you choose will depend on your personal circumstances and needs. It is always a good idea to first consult your attorney and/or tax advisor for financial advice and expertise.

     

    How Do I Start?

    Please contact Greg Cherry to learn more at (310) 968-8369 or gcherry@freemason.org.

NEW MASTER MASONS

Home Lodge is very honored to have these new Master Masons join the history of our Lodge.

Congratulations Brothers.

Brother Akram Alawar

 

Brother Robert Aroutounian

 

Brother Michael Hatley

 

Brother Tigran Oganesian

Brother Barry Lampke

 

Brother Tommy Ray Smith

 

Brother Tony Tahmizian

 

Brother Arnulf Tuadles

CONTACT & LOCATION INFORMATION

Home Masonic Lodge

HOME MASONIC LODGE NO. 721 F. & A.M.

14750 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91405-2214

Home Lodge Contact Phone Number: (805) 529-7510

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